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Kizhi Pogost, Russia

From series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Russia”
Year: 18th-19th century.

In the Republic of Karelia, not far from Petrozavodsk, there is an amazing architectural ensemble of Kizhi, which is also known as the Kizhi Pogost. There is an architectural complex on the homonymous island of Lake Onega. It includes two churches and a bell tower, which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The ancient buildings, which can now be seen on the island, were made of tree, they differ in amazing design accuracy and proportionality. It is also worth noting that the complex of buildings in an amazing way is in harmony with the surrounding landscapes.

Kizhi Pogost, Russia Nowadays, Kizhi is a unique open-air museum, the territory of which was significantly expanded in 1966. Part of the preserved in Karelia wooden chapels has been transported to the island, as well as outbuildings and houses of local residents. The most outstanding and recognizable structure of the ensemble is the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, which was laid on the island back in 1714.

For visitors to the island of Kizhi, not only ancient wooden buildings, but also collections of antiquities presented in some of them, are of great interest. In some of the former apartment buildings, the furnishings of the last years have been as accurately as possible recreated. In the houses one can see old household items, handicraft articles and old utensils, old stoves and spinning wheels, as well as old wooden furniture. Visitors of the museum-reserve will have an opportunity not only to see incredibly beautiful monuments of architecture, but also to get acquainted with the culture and the way of life of the indigenous population. Next - Solovetsky Islands Ensemble

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Supermarket: '№32 Magazin Raypo' in 21 km
Apotheek: 'Apteka' in 21 km
Railway station: 'Илемсельга' in 45 km

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Best hotels near Kizhi Pogost

Kizhi Grace Guest House*

Located in 2 km from Kizhi Pogost
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Rooms: 8
The bright rooms are decorated with wooden furnishings and feature a private bathroom. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant upon … More: photo, rates and booking
Karelia Hotel

Located in 52 km from Kizhi Pogost
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Rooms: 50
Cable TV and a private bathroom with toiletries are provided in every room at the Karelia. Rooms are warmly decorated, with wooden flooring and … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 53 km from Kizhi Pogost
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Rooms: 17
The softly-lit rooms are decorated in warm colours and feature a flat-screen TV and wooden floors. They all include a modern private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking
Prival Hotel

Located in 54 km from Kizhi Pogost
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Rooms: 4
The warm-coloured rooms include a flat-screen TV with a USB port. Some rooms have a private bathroom, and the shared facilities are in the hallway. … More: photo, rates and booking

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